Hotel Hill House
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... Trip. My Spanish songs weren't ready and I hadn't really prepared anything so I spent about 10 minutes contemplating whether or not I wanted to play my guitar. It was crowded enough that I had a decent audience but not overcrowded like the busses are normally. I decided to go for it. I started just lightly strumming and I could see people faces perk up with a bit of curiosity. Finally, I figured, '**** it, I know I'm good at this and I've made money doing similar things before,' and ...
... so I could use What's App, my texting service, and get in contact with my couchsurfing hosts for Bogotá. To my surprise, the sisters (Natalia and Mayra) were waiting for me in the airport! This is awesome because figuring out a new city with a language barrier sucks so I probably would've ended up in a halter instead. We took a long bus ride to Mayra's place where we bought some arepas (similar to pita but made from corn) stuffed with cheese, shredded chicken, and REAL ham ...
... coffee machine not functioning as stated, wifi not working - he didn't even know the right password. My whole morning and the planned early start was destroyed by his failures - it's critical to start early as the rain rolls in by lunchtime & transport sucks!
The trucks to El Estrecho, the narrows of the Rio Magdelana close to it's source, run only every couple of hours, so timing is crucial, especially as the narrows only require 15mins - best to combine with ...
... then had a look at their shrine and temple bits as well as some cool animal rock carvings.
We then travelled a bit further down the road to arrive at the coffee farm - Hacienda Colona. We were given a traditional hat and basket before wandering the plantation collecting some ripe coffee beans (the red or yellow fruits are the best ones to pick) After collection we ground the fruits in a machine which takes the skin off, and they are then left to ferment with the ...
... last day we decided to go up the gondola. Like Quito, Bogota is situated in a stunning valley walled in with high, spiky mountains. This means you just need to jump on a gondola for impressive panoramic views of the city. The gondola was bloody steep, steeper than any ski gondola I’ve been on. But the speed that the city dropped away was amazing, we climbed almost vertically for ten minutes and the rooftops turned to treetops then the treetops to tropical gardens which had ...